Modular IoT Development Kit (IDK)

Product Announcement from RS Components, Ltd.


By attaching different shields to the baseboard, a wealth of connectivity options can be added to the system, including SigFox, Ethernet, ZigBee and many more.

IoT Development Kit (IDK) Introduction:

ON Semiconductor recognized early on that something needed to be done about the disjointed situation that exists between the hardware and software aspects of IoT/IIoT development. Its technical staff were given the job of attempting to bridge this gap − bringing a solution to market that covered both distinctive types of competency. The objective was to provide hardware engineers (who had little knowledge of cloud-based software development) with an out-of-the-box solution via which they could access cloud based services, while at the same time giving more experienced embedded software experts provision to change to another cloud service provider or to develop their own proprietary services from the ground up. The result of this endeavor was the ON Semiconductor IoT Development Kit (IDK).

The IDK presents engineers with a ready-to-use single platform that exhibits a high degree of flexibility, upon which the demands of both hardware and software are fully accommodated. Based on the company’s highly sophisticated NCS36510 system-on-chip (SoC) with a 32-bit ARM® Cortex® M3 processor core, it has all the necessary hardware resources for constructing highly effective, differentiated IoT systems, along with a comprehensive software framework to attend to interfacing with the cloud.

By attaching different shields to the IDK baseboard, a wealth of connectivity (Wi-Fi, SIGFOX, Ethernet, ZigBee and Thread protocols, etc.), sensor (motion, ambient light, proximity, heart rate, etc.) and actuator (with stepper and brushless motor driving, plus the ability to drive LED strings) options can be added to the system. This means that compromises do not have to be made, and the most suitable technology can be chosen.

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